Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Gratitude of Bones

Kartika Review just came out with their fabulous Home issue.  OK, I am a little biased as my short story "The Gratitude of Bones" is included.  But it is a pretty cool issue with tons of wonderful things to read, including essays by Asian American artists on what home means to them.  To download the full issue, just click here!  And please read my story and say something nice in the comments because I'm a pretty sad charity case and am not too proud to beg. ;)


Cafe Pasadena said...

I read your Gratitude of Bones, J, in the Kartika review. You must be Asian, or else the token non-Asian contributor! <3

So, the grandfather became unhappy (needed cash) while still owning the land? And, selling it didn't change that.

You wanted to hear something nice. I'll say something sincere if not true, imho, and hopefully that's nice: from the limited exposure I've had of your website writings, I've enjoyed those more than this.

I'm sure the subject matter is a factor. Someone else may read GoB and easily come to a nicer opinion.

J.A. Pak said...

I'm very sorry you didn't like it. :(

Cafe Pasadena said...

I didn't say I didn't like it, JP. Just that of the writings I've read on your websites, I like those more.

This was just ok for me. And you're a far, far better writer than I will ever be.

J.A. Pak said...

Thank you. That's very kind of you to say!